Can I use a DVD+RW disc as if it were a CD-RW disc?
September 7, 2004 1:21 AM   Subscribe

Can I use a DVD+RW disc as if it were a CD-RW disc?

My girlfriend bought herself a pack of 10 DVD+RW discs, but her machine only has a CD-R(W) drive. Has she (as I fear) just acquired a set of expensive coasters, or can she burn onto them as if they were a normal CD-RW?
posted by urban greeting to Technology (4 answers total)

I'm sure she can sell them to a friend that needs them...
posted by gen at 1:27 AM on September 7, 2004

Just in case you need to read it twice: No, you can't use them at all.
posted by majick at 7:26 AM on September 7, 2004

You can buy a DVD+-RW drive for $80 though.
posted by azazello at 10:49 AM on September 7, 2004

Response by poster: Cheers all ........ I was kind of hoping that somewhere someone had written a clever program that tricked a CD-RW drive into thinking it had a CD-R inside ...... but in hindsight it does seem rather ridiculous to imagine why anyone would ever devote time to such a sensless project (using expensive media to simulate something cheaper and less useful).
posted by urban greeting at 7:46 AM on September 8, 2004

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